Wayne County Michigan
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Rockwood, MI (Main Street Looking East - 1909) - Contributed by Paul Petosky

This village is located on the line of the L. S. & M. S. R. R., and it is also a station on the Canada Southern branch of the M. C.  R. R. It has a basket factory, and ships considerable amounts of wood and grain.

The Presbyterian Church at Rockwood began as a mission of the Flat Rock Church in 1860. A church was organized in the winter of 1885-6. A lot was donated by A. B. Chapman, and a church, seating 200, was completed and dedicated in August, 1886, at a cost of $2,100. The church, when organized, had twenty members, and now has fifty.

For many years a Methodist Episcopal Church class at Rockwood was cared for from Flat Rock, and on March 13th, 1886, under Rev. Wm. Cook, trustees were elected, and the first M. E. Church of Rockwood formed. They purchased a lot of $60 and at once built a church costing $1,730. It was dedicated on Sunday, October 10th, 1886, is a fine frame building, seating about 200, and with other property owned by the church is valued at $2,500. The society has fifteen members.


Rockwood, MI (Post Office 1950s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky

Source: History of Detroit and Michigan, Silas Farmer, 1890



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